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in another plagerism scandal. mr. obama holds the last news conference of his first term and takes a shot at the media for the anger in washington and on the topic of doping, lance comes clean on oprah, will it help his cause or her floundering career? >> here we are in austin, texas. >> jon: on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller, and jim pinkerton and cal thomas and kirsten powers, i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest public lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty, not because that's true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> jon: president obama on wednesday flanked by his vice-president and four children with their parents, pushing his agenda on gun control, taking a swipe at his opponents and the media in lock step with his efforts. >> surely finding osama bin laden,
' night out of the first term. mrs. obama and her daughters sasha and malia attended the children's concert. an event put together at the request of the first lady for kids with parents in the military. >> when i think about who we are. when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> working with military families, fighting childhood obesity and mentoring at-risk kids in washington, d.c., were the signature causes of mrs. obama's first term in the white house. cnn has learned she has been working on a second-term agenda since december and she may pick up a new cause. valerie jarrett, a top adviser to the president, a long-time friend to the first couple. >> she will take on issues that she cares passionately about. she wants to make sure her heart is in it and she can give it the energy she deserves. >> reporter: but the first lady's top priority is her family. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my hea
for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the uni
to d.c. for the inauguration. they led the pledge of allegiance and mrs. obama pulled up a live feed to their parents in italy. maurine. >> lauren, thank you for that wonderful story. you know this whirlwind weekend began with the national day of service. president obama wants americans to take time out to volunteer, to give back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school. they helped by building a book shelf and talking to volunteers at the school. turner elementary school was one of six public schools that got to be a part of the day of service. they helped collect and distribute books with the help of chancellor, kia henderson and john legend. 2,000 of the students and five other schools will get those books. >>> the national day of service was instituted by president obama in 2009. the weekend of his first inauguration. his administration continued the day every year since and today, as they try to expand the day. a crowd of workers gathered on the national mall. fox 5's john hanrahan was there. >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch
lady will wear. >> it will be awesome. >> what about sasha and maliyah? >> yeah. >> mrs. obama told military families that even though the wars in afghanistan and iraq are ending, support for those families is not. >>> and it is the 57th presidential inauguration in our nation's history. so how will this year sers money compare with those in the past? joining me notice for history is american university professor dr. alan lichtman. good morning. >> my pleasure to be here. >> i was looking through this report. all these facts and firsts and presidents. >> yeah. >> lofts bullet points here. i'm wondering what you think the bullet points will be after this year. >> well, i think the bullet point will be how can he top what happened four years ago? you know, 2 million people came here. he was the first african american president ever nog rated, decades ahead of time really in terms of what experts thought was likely. so he's got to rise to the occasion and deliver a great inaugural address. >> the address, yes. >> that's the key. >> and has anyone given any peeks yet as to what it might
achieve. >> well, are they? the endurable myth about the obama presidency to which mr. obama subscribes is that he's tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery and reconciliation and lots of other things, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back a
had an election. they chose mr. obama. he's going to get what he wants in the short term. long term, there are many things you can do to push the ball forward in the way that you think is most helpful. can i go back to guns for just a second? one of the things that i think was frustrating for those not on mr. obama's side in general over the whole guns thing is that in his remarks he looked at everybody and he challenged those congressmen from mixed districts who have a lot of gun rights supporters. he challenged them and said try to be brave do the right thing. that's a great thing to say. but he himself the president could have been brave and done the right thing by including in his big view of guns hollywood our culture our media all of the people who make entertainment that very arguably are hurting kids in america but who are the president's supporters. so he didn't want to do the right thing there and it's frustrating. when you're president you ought to be thinking big and even when you've just been re-elected and you're going to be inaugurated, go for it. be brave. have a sis
. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in at his residence. both mr. obama and the vice president attended a solemn ceremony for the nation's falling soldiers at arlington national ceremony. honor, tradition, and this year some added history. >> it is special because of the combination of manti te'martin luther king jr. day and the inauguration. >> depressed and will place his hand on two bibles -- the president will place his hand on two and bibles. abraham lincoln's, and mlk's. >> we can do anything we want to do. >> a very emotional day. expect even bigger crowds tomorrow a ports of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. -- upwards of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. get here as early as possible. live in northwest, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the president will take the oath using a bible once owned by dr. king on the very day the country marks the civil rights' speaker's birthday. >> a democracy by way of inauguration. remembering king is one of those americans who helped the democracy. >> martin luther king teh third. cameras ever were capturing the
to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists he won't slash entitlements like medicare. >> ultimately we've got to do it in a balanced way. he's not going to do this on the backs of the poorest americans. >> reporter: the looming fiscal fight could overshadow some of the president's larger policy goals, like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama unveiled a package of new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. >> congress should impose a ban on military-style assault weapons. >> reporter: but its resistance remains. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. not make it harder for me to have my own gun. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term, he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: whi
lady michelle obama and jill biden held a concert. mrs. obama paid tribute to military members and their families. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, and our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> mrs. obama continued the tradition she started earlier in honoring the military. >> i can't get over her bangs. i really like them. >>> the selected group that will get a very special chance to dance with the lady with the bangs at the inaugural ball tomorrow night. >> and if you are waking up this morning. check it out. that's vice president joe biden taking the oath of office. and this was just moments ago. more ina we set our goals higher than anyone. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda process verified programs for fresh, all natural chicken. our chickens are not fed steroids or hormones. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. that i put on my children's plate. that's why we use all-white meat, breading that is whole grain with omega-
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new term begins for president barack obama officially sworn in. big crowds already descending on the national mall for the build yn hupp to tomorrow's public ceremony and parade. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. it's been a busy day in and around washington. rehearsals on the inauguration stage and parade preparations leading to gridlock downtown. more streets will be closed tomorrow, but crews blocked off pennsylvania avenue this morning to get ready for the inaugural parade. vice president joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecas
senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you bi is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how -- >> i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans shut play this. >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said am i going to win, i said guns. i don't think -- i think it's an even more important issue for people today given
that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> well, most people who come to washington for president obama's second inauguration are happy just to be able to witness history. >>> but some visitors want a little bit more, like monogrammed pillow cases and a 24-hour butler. who wouldn't want that? you can get it all for a price. we'll tell you about it when we come back. d. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, th
. in 2009, activities began with president-elect and mrs. obama attending church services across from the white house. they went to the white house and the motorcade for the coast and the inaugural address. here is a look at the activities from 2009. ♪ >> how are you? [sirens] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> good morning. [cheers] [cheers and applause] >> you ok? >> yeah, i'm fine. ♪ cheers and applause ♪ [cheers and applause] [cheers] >> ready to go? >> we have senator biden in the other room. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to s
, the family's come through it well. take a look at how worried mrs. obama seemed to be about the toll on their family back in 2007 compared to how they reacted to barbara walters just last month. >> obama had to persuade his wife to let him run. political campaigns make her feel like a single mother. >> does it put strains on the marriage from time to time? >> oh, no. [laughter] >> absolutely it has. >> so why were you hugging her so hard? >> because i love my wife. like every marriage, you have your ups and you have your downs. but if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens. chris: we're kind of amazed at the candor there, maybe it's self-deprecation. ups and downs? we think of them as the most calm, stable people in the world. what do you think of their averageness? >> isn't that partly why peop have responded so well to them? in a way they're revolutionary. the first black family in the white house. but in another way they're just like other families. and the way he talks there about the ups and downs and the way she teases him about, yeah, of c
with an approval rating of 51%. 10 months ago his approval rating was 41%, the lowest of his presidency. mr. obama's highest rating was 68% in april of 2009. >>> today the inauguration festivities kicked off with a nationwide day of service. and susan mcginnis is in washington, d.c. where there was a concert for young guests and military families. susan? >> reporter: hi, ann. after the national day of service went really well here today, it was a beautiful day, folks out here trying to find out how to help communities and meeting up with investment organizations, about -- volunteer organizations, about 100 of them. and it started at the last inaugural, and that is star studded talent. the cast of glee was there. katy perry and to kick off the event was usher. >> reporter: the stars came out for one of the first big inaugural galas. katy perry headlined the kids concert in washington. >> i'm very, very proud to be a part of this weekend and to see the obamas and the bidens for four more years. >> the first lady and her daughters joined the crowd of more than 5,000 to honor military families. >> to
luther king holiday. the president and first lady did some volunteer work and this evening mrs. obama helped host an inaugural celebration for young people and military families. nbc's brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: in the nation's capital an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. >> welcome, welcome, welcome! >> reporter: who better to usher in the star-studded concert than usher himself. >> an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matter. >> caty perry lit up the stage, too. ♪ we can dance until we die. >> reporter: but not even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. >> reporter: it was a busy preinaugural day for the first lady and her husband, the president. they volunteered their time at a local school as part of this national day of service. they were honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, and the president called on americans to do the
school? mr. obama demands of will to pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for his ks angun- free zones for hours. -- for ours. >> at the white house, and jay carney called the ad cover the. the nra says that the ad is not aimed at anyone's child in particular. anyone who says otherwise is changing the topic and missing the point. sales have gone through the roof. can the president moving mountain this time around? >> no, and it is trupublic inion has changed, there is more desire for gun control than ever but i do not think congress will budge on the big stuff. what the nra did was odious. i think the president is on the high ground, but he will not get real gun-control done. >> the 23 executive actions were fairly trivial, nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect. it was the appearance of motion. the three big items on the table for the cgress, assault weapons b, limit othe size of the magazine clip, and universal background checks -- the last one has very strong public op
a day after meeting mr. obama face to face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office and i had to have someone pinch me. i said, i felt it. it's real. it did happen. it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chane suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan i could, because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of, all of them denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her preexisting condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor. >> reporter: chain said giving back was the least she could do as part of a day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: really a won
. >> mr. obama took his oath of office in a simple white house ceremony surrounded by the first lady and his two daughters. he was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. vice president joe biden was sworn in today. the ceremony was held at the naval on virginia tower. >> the 20th amendment of the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on june the 20th at noon. they will be pucklily sworn in tomorrow with the pomp and circumstance. the district is the place to be. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on dc to witness history and be matter of the celebration. you can feel the excitement. audrey barnes is there live tonight. it's crowded their still tonight? >> reporter: there is a lot of people still out enjoying the night life in d.c., laura. visitors couldn't have had a better day to get out and enjoy the city before they are enjoyed tomorrow by 500 to 700,000 of their closest friends for the official swearing in ceremony at 11:30. people from all over are here in the city. we have talked to many who are stocking up on souvenirs. i talked to families from dallas
are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay theheir faishare of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of secucurity. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for hours. ours. >> jay carney said that the nra ad was r repugnant and cowardly. the nra says that the ad was not in anyone's children in particular. anyone the claims otherwise they say is intention to try to kid ththe topic and is missing the int. incidentally, once the president talked about gun violce, sales went through the roof. can ththe president moving now to this time around? >> there is more desire for control than ever bui do not think congress will budge on the big stuff. it is not going to get done. what the nra did was odiou i think the president is on the high ground, but i do not think he will get done real gun- control. >> these 23 executive action re fairly trivial, there was nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect, it was the appearance of motion. the three big items on the table for congress, the assault weapons ba
. mr. obama will then return to the white house. he will be there just before noon for his official swearing in ceremony. >> the mily will attend today's event as supreme court chief justice roberts administers the first oath before they do it tomorrow. they did it back in 2009 when he flubbed his lines. they did it one more time to make sure it stuck. >> the pomp and pageantry is saved for tomorrow. the parade down pennsylvania avenue. obamas began their whirlwind weekend on saturday. they helped spruce up an elementary as a national day of service. >> last night it was party time. first lady michelle obama and daughters sasha and malia hosted an event for military families. usher and katy perry attended. >>> a bloody end to the hostage crisis in al year ya. and stunning video from bulgaria. here it is. a man pulls a gun on a political leader. no shots were fired. >> very scary moment. let's begin with the second inauguration of barack obama. he came here four years ago amid high hopes and great expectations. but the second time around, well, there will definitely be a different fe
of america. >> former president and mrs. bush said goodbye to the obama's and departed by helicopter on the east part of the capital. >> president and mrs. obama led the inaugural parade from the capitol to the white house. at one point, they got out of the limousine and watched the parade route. e route.alked the parad [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> one of the many inaugural balls held that night was the commander-in-chief, a tradition began by president george bush in 2005, open exclusively to members of the military and their guests. the president made some remarks. >> thank you. thank you all for coming. thank you. thank you so much. tonight i have the very special honor has been known as the guy who accompanied michelle obama to the ball. [applause] i want to start by thanking tonight's co-host's, the senior enlisted advisers for the five branches of the united states armed services. [applause] i want to abolish the joint chiefs of staff -- to acknowl edge the joi
and mrs. obama were at an elementary school in washington, ec bank they participated in a community project -- in washington, d.c. they participated in a community project. >> that was a good one. [laughter] [inaudible chatter] [applause] >> hello, everyone. hello, hello, hello. [cheers and applause] well. [cheers and applause] this is a good-looking crew here. first of all, we want to acknowledge burrville elementary school. [cheers and applause] and the principal, who is doing outstanding work. if you see to it, you might think she is a student, but no, she is the principal. as they look around the room, we see friends from all across the country. people who have been great supporters, but more importantly, everybody here -- children understand the importance of giving back. as we think about not so much inauguration, but we think about the fact that this is dr. king 's birthday we are celebrating this weekend, i'm always reminded that he said that everyone wants to be first. everyone wants to be a drum major, but if you are going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, f
built to defend against iranian rocket attacks. the following day mr. obama met with reporters to clarify what he meant by quote, unquote flexibility. quote, i think everybody understands that. if they haven't, they haven't been listening to my speeches. i want to reduce our nuclear stockpiles. and one of the barriers to doing that is building trust and cooperation around missile defense issues. and so this is for the a matter of hiding the ball. i'm a record, unquote. well, if russian president vladimir putin got obama's message, it didn't change his plans to expand and modernize russia's nuclear weaponry. notably a new nuclear submarine armed with 16 state of the art icbms, intercontinental ballistic missiles. the new suck has been christened and it is the first of eight such subs been christe are to add it to russia's navy. question, dispute continue's defense buildup mark the beginning of a new cold war with russia? yes or no? clarence page? >> i'd say no. putin loves to play poker. this looks like a bar beganning chip to me -- bargaining chip to me. he's trying to get the
painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face the face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office yesterday and i had to have someone from tech pinch me and i said i felt it. it's really. it did happen. and it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chain suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan that i could because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of. all of them, denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for the obama campaign, she says the only reason she was able to get insurance for her pre-existing condition was because of obamacare. >> i recovered 100% from a life- threatening brain tumor when i was previously denied insurance from every providers. >> reporter: as part of the day of service tradition president obama started four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >> it really touches me and i
has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what pa made america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing you military kids. >> reporter: her other focus you fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett said the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure it is thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her play. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's agenda holds, advisers say the role of mom and chief wil
of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior. [crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the senate sergeant at arms, gainer, wilson living good, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural sermon -- the ramones, diane feinstein. house majority leader, house republican leader, john boehner. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. [applause] [cheers and a
the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tight? >> it is absolutely just as tight. there will be 13,000 military and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos righ
. and they were surprised when they sang happy birthday for mrs. obama who just turned a young 49. part of the celebrations they'll be hearing for the next two days as the president prepares to meet the public tomorrow on the mall. president barack obama and vice president biden laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery in tribute to america's fallen troops. just a short time earlier, the vice president was officially sworn in. >> duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: later today, president barack obama fulfills the constitutional requirement to take the oath on january 20th. the public ceremony is tomorrow where 500,000 people are expected to attend. >> to be here for this historic occasion. i mean, i want to pinch myself. how great is this? >> reporter: to make sure that everyone on the national mall stays safe, thousands of troops and police officers are on patrol all trying to disrupt as little as possible. >> there's a focus on making sure that p
house. looking for guidance from past presidents. >> washington, adams lincoln reporter: but mr. obama may be surprised at one a digs to the list whom mccullough now considers one of the greatest. >> and gerald ford reporter: gerald ford? ferld ford reporter: why? because gerald ford was a very good president. >> reporter: of all the presidents that you could have mentioned, gerald ford would never... >> because he seemed ordinary reporter: ... come to my mind he seemed ordinary to people reporter: but you say... i think gerald ford is one of the most interesting stories in the whole history of the presidency. he made one of the bravest decisions of any of the presidents. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow >> reporter: from one of the worst moments in presidential history... >> i gerald r. ford reporter: ... came one that many now consider the finest. >> a full, free and absolute pardon unto richard nixon >> an act of political courage that truly healed the country. >> reporter: david gergen, an advisor to president ford, says ford knew it could cost him re-ele
in a series of holiday events leading to mr. obama public inauguration on monday. for all of the headlines, go to fox news.com. >> please join us tomorrow night for a live edition of huckabee. we'll have newt gingrich and avila king. the niece of martin luther king jr.. the criticism of the president's executive orders on gun control produced notable crote quotable . this is texas freshman senator ted cruz. >> this is it a president who i think who has drunk the koolaid and feeling high on his own power x. he is pushing on every front. on guns, i think it is sad to see the president of the united states exploiting the murder of children and using t to push his own extreme anti-gun agenda. >> one thing for certain, this president has created as distinct a line between the congress and the administration . the executive branches as i ever have seen. it doesn't help to govern when instead of working with that other branch of government, that you have to work with to pass manage that you make emnitty between the twompt what the senator was saying about the gun issue, it is the over all issue of co
, now. >> reporter: mr. obama will place his hand on two bibles, one that king used, one that lincoln used. ♪ then it's the parade. the route has been secured. the floats are ready to roll down pennsylvania avenue ♪ this girl is on fire >> reporter: while there will only be two inaugural balls they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. ♪ but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just
here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. coming up on a special edition of "this week." white house senior advisor david plouffe looks ahead to his second term. his cocharacters eva longoria, previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the excitement here in the bay area for 49 ehrhoff fans is this morning's nfc championship game against the falcons a nine erwin will send the team to the super bowl for the sixth time. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us live in san francisco for what you have dubbed fanticipation, kira. >> yes. it came to me when i spoke to you about an hour ago. the anticipation of fans but then i googled it and it looks like other people have used the word previously. so i can ta
. having to wait more than five months for the election for fdr to take control. mr. obama will take the oath of office four times, jon. >> there was an interesting story about the vice-president's swearing-in as well. a little commerce intruding? >> reporter: that was held early this morning to accommodate justice sonia sotomayor's plans for a book signing in new york. the constitution stipulates the old president's term ends a second before noon on january 20th, but there's no such time set out for the vice-president. mr. biden really wantedwanted justice so toe mior t -- sonia o toe mior to administer the offer. >> i want to explain what a wonderful honor it was and how much out of her way the justice had to go. she's due in new york, has to leave right now. i apologize. we're going to walk out. her car is waiting so she can catch a train. i hope i haven't caused her to miss it. >> reporter: her book is called my beloved world, much of it about growing up in the bronx, a place she is absolutely devoted to, jon. >> wendell goler. do we know, did she make the book signing? >> report
are not foreclosed to them because so much of what mr. obama said last time around remains true today. our nation is at war against the far-reaching network of violence and hatred. our economy is badly weakened. homes have been lost. jobs shed. businesses shuttered. our health care is too costly. our schools fail too many. >> most of that speech he could give almost word for word again right now because so little has changed. in that speech he talks about wanting to end two wars, too many people are out of work, reaching out to the muslim world, reforming our schools, ending the fiscal crisis, so there's all kinds of redundancies that i think he can't go back to. >> reporter: aides to the president tell fox news his second inaugural will be different but not because he's penned in by stubborn conditionings but to the contrary, because the nation itself is in such a fundamentally different place than the dark days of early '09. one presidential historian who recently interviewed the president for rolling stone magazine counseled mr. obama to use the address to address what the president himself la
to an author who has written a book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to talk a little bit more about michelle obama's book, with kate betts, she is in new york. we're sorry you're missing out on the festivities here. usually i know we get a minute about what the first lady is going to wear on inauguration day. but this time around, no one knows, right? >> she keeps us waiting until the last minute. i'm sure there's about 10 or 20 designers on pins and needles tonight or you k
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